Mushrooms from Monterey Market in Berkeley. Photo: Min Lee/Flickr

Everything’s better with bacon; The Baconer wants to ‘baconize’ your world (Nosh)
Temescal Brewing expands with West Oakland facility (SF Chronicle)
Popular Alameda Kiwanis chili cook-off and barbecue set for Jan. 27 (East Bay Times)
Comin’ in hot! Best 5 hot chocolate spots around Berkeley (Daily Cal)
Nosh Box: Cold weather noodling (Oakland Magazine)